Gulf Shores
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
May, the last month of the spring, in Gulf Shores, is another warm month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 82.9°F (28.3°C) and an average low of 63°F (17.2°C).

Temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a moderately hot 77°F (25°C) in April, to a still warm 82.9°F (28.3°C). In May, in Gulf Shores, the average low-temperature is 63°F (17.2°C).

Rainfall

In Gulf Shores, in May, during 8 rainfall days, 5.6" (142.2mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 114 rainfall days, and 67.7" (1719.8mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average seawater temperature in May is 76.8°F (24.9°C).
Note: For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 73.4°F (23°C) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 76.8°F (24.9°C).

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.7h.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine are April through June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 10 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected skin can be damaged and can burn quickly. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Gulf Shores?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Gulf Shores, is 82.9°F (28.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 63°F (17.2°C).

How much does it rain in Gulf Shores in May?

In Gulf Shores, in May, during 8 rainfall days, 5.6" (142.2mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, in May, the average water temperature is 76.8°F (24.9°C). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 76.8°F (24.9°C) water.

How many hours of daylight does Gulf Shores have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Gulf Shores is 13.7h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Gulf Shores?

Months with the most sunshine in Gulf Shores, Alabama, are April through June, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Gulf Shores have in May?

In May, the average sunshine is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in May: 83°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 63°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40°F).

Average rainfall in May - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in May: 5.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.6").

Average rainfall days in May - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (5 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 76.9°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

Months with most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in May: 10

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).